The point of this post isn't to whine about getting scammed for a second time. People really need to prepare themselves for the cost of shipping, I don't know if that's what the issue was, or if I just got two aholes at the same time (both scammers were in the same week, but since the second one was going to the UK it took a lot longer to figure out there was a problem), but I just thought I would reiterate that shipping is typically at least double, if not triple, the amount you spent on the snacks. In this exchange it cost me $90 to ship to Scotland. I'm super bummed too, I put a lot of effort into choosing snacks they and their whole family would like, even including some souvenirs.
So point of this ramble is to prevent sticker shock when you get to the post office, if you're entering into things with the best of intentions, if you can't afford the postage, don't agree to a trade. And be honest with your proposed trading partner!
That concludes this PSA, happy holidays everyone.
(And they've deleted their profile so the mods can't ban then.)
An elderly relative saw an ad on Facebook for a robotic dog. She recently lost her own dog and lives alone, so she was quite interested. The video on the ad showed a super realistic robotic dog that runs, barks, etc.
I was suspicious of the seller as it was a random Chinese website, but she insisted she wanted it. So I helped her set up a PayPal account and we paid the seller $30. Immediately after paying the seller, she started receiving phishing emails pretending to be from PayPal. Luckily she called me first before responding. It was a brand new Paypal account and the seller was the only person who knew her email address, so it was most likely them who sent the phishing emails.
When the item finally arrived weeks later, it was a small plastic toy dog. It wasn't anything like advertised and wasn't robotic in any way. I contacted the seller demanding a refund and he refused, so I created a dispute through PayPal. Now PayPal have said that in order to get a refund, we must send the item back to the seller and pay for the postage.
The postage to China is about £11, and the item cost ($30) £22. It doesn't seem fair that she should lose half the cost of the item given that this was a blatant scam. I mentioned the phishing emails to PayPal in the dispute description but they didn't seem to acknowledge it. PayPal have given us til 10 Nov to accept the offer, and the only other option is to close the dispute.
What are our options? I want a full refund for her, without paying for postage back to China.
EDIT: All out of cards. Thanks for helping me out!
I'm in the process of making some LGBTQ+ postcards. I've been inspired by the 50 postcards of Women in STEM post I made and then the 50 Black Women Firsts postcard post. Yet there was no 50 LGBTQ+ one I could buy so I'm making my own.
I just got the first test batch back from the printers today (about 44 cards). I want to do a test run before I order several sets and can send out to this sub and need feedback on:
Did the cards hold up in the mail (for a standard postcard, like was it more damaged than your typical postcard)?
Was there a sticker/label that covered the bottom of the postcard back (and if so, what's the measurement? Did it cover any text?)?
Do you have a preference on glossy vs. non-glossy card? (One of them is a thicker weight than the other.) What are the pros/cons of both?
Did you have problems receiving the card in your country? (This is my first time designing cards)
These are oversized postcards - 5x7". They should still be fine with standard postage. Do you like the size or is it too big? <- I wanted enough space to really get the image, room for the fact, and extra line space for international mailing.
I need four volunteers. Each volunteer will get two versions of a card: a glossy and a matte:
Two people from North America (ideally not both from the United States)
Two people from outside the US (ideally not from the same continent).
If you're interested in providing feedback as soon as you get the card please comment below. And then I will PM you with further details. Also you get a lehmongeloh original first edition print postcard which is neat.
Thanks for your help! I want to make sure the cards are top quality before I make official offer posts to this sub to spread LGBTQ+ educational cheer. :) I don't need a thank you post for these cards, I just need some feedback which you can totally do in a PM if you want.
I have a question on what is considered sufficient postage for my absentee ballot. This is my first time mailing an absentee ballot. There also isn't any information from the instructions on what is considered sufficient postage. I'm not in Athens currently, so I have to mail it.
Just wondering if anyone has had this shipping company in the past. My last updated tracking is from November 27th and says "Departed Shipping Partner Facility, USPS Awaiting Item" and hasn't updated since. Super frustrating having to wait roughly 6 months for my figures to ship and now worry that they're lost in postage.
Post offices are crazy busy right now so I’d rather buy them somewhere else. Anyone know where they’re for sale? I already tried Fairway and the search feature here.
Looking for a 600w PSU, preferably from a known brand so I know it won’t blow up 😅 I imagine it would need to be shipped as I’m in Inverness
Sorry for the typo... a 5X5 inch scrap square with an image on it. Any image would be great.
Item name: MSI Nvidia RTX 3060Ti 8GB Gaming X Trio
Mint condition (Box has been opened but card is unused)
Price: £450 + Postage
Additional information: Got lucky and managed to get an RTX 3070 which arrived an hour later on the same day as this card so selling it on for the price that I bought it at.
Welcome for collections from West Yorkshire.
Hi all - Am freaking out because I am having so much trouble getting a gift to Kerala, India. Tried Amazon and their shipping cost is great, but they want a Aadhaar card or passport #! Another Amazon gift wanted something like $130 USD to send. Even logged in to Amazon India and that was a mess too. I'd like to get my SS a gift instead of a crappy gift card. Please help.
How is everyone posting their gifts? Like in a big box or something?
What is this the 90's? I had a pallet of roof tiles delivered to me for £5, I had 20 plasterboards delivered to me for £10 how on earth can you justify that price.
Item Name: Ryzen 5 5600x CPU
Price: £300 + Postage
Any additional information: Preordered from two different sites with the intention of cancelling one when the other arrived. Couldn't cancel the second in time and so now have a spare. Am just looking to get back the £300 I paid plus shipping cost. If anyone is near Bristol happy for collection.